Monthly Archives: October 2011

Week of 10/3/11 Roundup

It’s almost pointless to do a roundup for this week because there really was just one story – the death of Steve Jobs. There have been hundreds of pieces written in the past few days reflecting on the life of Steve Jobs and the impact that he had on so many of us. Here’s a small fraction of the remembrances & reactions to the passing of a great man whose impact will be felt for many, many years.

Reactions to the death of Steve Jobs


Other Tech News

It feels like a month ago, but it was just earlier this week that Apple announced the iPhone 4S earlier this week. I posted a roundup of links from that event. The 4S will be on sale in stores at 8 am on October 14th and you can pre-order it now.


Quoara mobile app – (review on MobileBeat)



Is Arrested Development coming back for another season and a movie? says: Please don’t bring it back.

Sign of a bubble? Bravo has started casting for a reality show based in Silicon Valley.

San Francisco Restaurants

Umami Burger opens their new San Francisco location (Union Street) on Monday, October 10th


  • Raiders owner and NFL icon Al Davis passes away at age 82
  • The Yankees and Phillies are eliminated from the MLB playoffs. Remaining teams: Rangers, Tigers, Cardinals, Brewers. Incredibly, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard tears his achilles tendon when he makes the last out of the game.
  • The Raiders get an emotional win over the Houston Texans.
  • The 49ers are for real. They destroy Tampa Bay 48-3. Three TD passes for Alex Smith. The Niners haven’t scored this many points in a game since December, 2003.

How I Use Twitter Lists

I’m a pretty heavy user of Twitter Lists. Twitter Lists are a great way to filter your Twitter stream, especially when you’re following a large number of accounts. And you don’t need to follow the accounts that are in the list, so this is a good way to get past the 2,000 following limit if you’re up against that. You can create your own lists or follow lists that were created by other people. Here are some examples of Twitter lists that I’ve created.

Lists can be public (shared) or you can create private lists that only you can see. I’ve created private lists for close friends & family and a “My Favorites” list containing the twenty or so accounts that I don’t want to miss.

Twitter lists look good on but I usually read them on my iPhone using Tweetbot or on my iPad using Tweetdeck or the fantastic Flipboard app.

This is how Twitter lists look on Tweetdeck. It’s really easy to see several lists at the same time.

This is how a Twitter list looks on Flipboard. To add a Twitter List to Flipboard, tap More… on the upper right, then go to Social > Twitter > Your Lists. (Flipboard no longer supports Twitter lists due to X killing the Twitter API)

I like using Tweetbot on my iPhone to view Twitter lists because you can quickly switch between lists by tapping in the title bar area. That brings up a list of all of your Twitter lists.

You can see all of my Twitter lists here.

iPhone 4S Announcement – Roundup

Today, Apple announced the iPhone 4S, a launch date for iOS 5 (Oct 12), the new Find My Friends app, the Siri personal assistant, and updates to the iPad Nano and iPod Touch. Here’s a roundup of links from today’s announcements and reactions from around the web. I won’t be buying the new iPhone 4S (I just upgraded to an iPhone 4 earlier this year) but I’m looking forward to the iOS 5 update.

Official Apple iPhone 4S Announcement Video

Apple Siri Commercial

Apple Official iOS 5 Video

News Coverage

More coverage on TechMeme.